You've probably all heard this week about Aquascutum going into administration and closing its main factory. I'll leave it to the business and fashion analysts to properly assess the whole sorry situation but from my point of view, it's always sad when we're on the verge of losing such a classic British brand. I'm not sad in the way I would be if it was somewhere I actually shopped at - I mean, could I ever afford to buy anything new from them? No. I considered myself very fortunate to find an Aquascutum scarf in a charity shop for a pound last year. It was even more exciting to find this amazing coat in the back of an antiques shop whilst I was in Hay on Wye.
Ok, it cost slightly more than £1 but it was a birthday present from my lovely mum and it was still cheap considering what it is. I would try and type coherent thoughts about how nice it is to own really decent quality clothing but I'm quite tired and all I can think to say is "OOOOH it's pretty and it has a great big collar and shiny, shiny silver shiny buttons." So on that note, I shall leave you to admire it.
Coat - Aquascutum, vintage. No idea of the age though.
Cardi - H&M
Vest top & heels - Dorothy Perkins sale
Skirt - River Island sale